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We delivered our most watched quarter in the network’s history.
Kids said “bring it” and we brought it!
Watch it. Click it. Live it.
Source: The Nielsen Company via Startrak. 10/2/00-12/27/09 by quarter, M-Su 6a-12a, 3Q09 Best Qtr based on P2+. Live+SD AA(000). Subject to qualifications available upon request.
Good morning. It’s Wednesday, March 3, 2010, and this is your first early morning Kids briefing.
NEW PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Martin Lawrence‘s Big Momma is headed back to the big screen in a third family targeted Big Momma’s House movie (currently untitled), per Variety. Financed by Regency, the movie will be distributed by Fox. In addition to Lawrence, who reprises his role as FBI agent Malcolm Turner, the movie will star Brandon T. Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief, Tooth Fairy, Tropic Thunder), as his 17-year-old nephew forced to go undercover with his uncle in a girls performing arts school after he witnesses a murder. Set to begin production in Atlanta next month, the movie is being directed by John Whitesell (Big Momma’s House 2) from a Matthew Fogel script. Randi Mayem Singer (Tooth Fairy, Mrs. Doubtfire) worked on a later version of the script. Also returning is producer David T. Friendly (the first two Big Momma’s House movies, Little Miss Sunshine). Big Momma’s House and Big Momma’s House 2 were released in 200 and 2006 respectively.
Warner Bros.’ is changing the name of Zack Snyder’s animated feature film Guardians of Ga’Hoole to Legend of the Guardians, per Heat Vision. While many are not surprised to hear of the change believing the title is hard to say/pronounce, the movie is based on Kathryn Lasky’s popular young adult book series, which includes 15 books. The Warner Bros., Village Roadshow and Animal Logic movie is still set for release in the US on September 24, 2010 and features a voiceover cast including Sam Neil, Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Mirren, Abbie Cornish and Hugo Weaving among many others.
MORE KIDS STUFF
DQ Entertainment (DQE) and its co-production partners Marvel Animation and Method Animation are moving forward on a second season of the CGI animated Iron Man: Armored Adventures series. The second season of the animated Iron Man is comprised of 26 episodes, which are slated for broadcast in 2011. Iron Man: Armored Adventures debuted in the US on Nicktoons Network in April 2009 and is now also airing on broadcasters around the world.
Comarex, a sales/distribution company, enters into a broadcast deal with Turner Broadcasting System, under which the 3D animated series Master Raindrop (26×24) will debut on Cartoon Network Latin America next month. Targeted to K6-9, Master Raindrop is an action/comedy based on Asian myths and legends that revolves around the adventures of a group of 12-year-old martial arts students as they battle against an evil general and his army of terracotta warriors. Master Raindrop is produced by Big Communications, Flux Animation Studio, Flying Bark Productions and Media Development Authority of Singapore. Comarex acquired the exclusive Latin American rights to Master Raindrop from Studio100 Media, which is the international distributor for the series.
Marblemedia, with longtime partners Fresh TV and Teletoon Canada, launches Stoked Interactive to coincide with March 4 premiere of new episodes of the Stoked TV series on Teletoon. A French version of the site has also launched at www.teletoon.com/stoked/fr . The new site feature a range of new interactive activities, games and other features such as character-driven messaging, Meet the Groms and Stoked Radio. Additional features are in development and will be added throughout the year, including a music video editing module and a social simulation game. Stoked Interactive is produced in association with Teletoon Canada and with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada and the Canadian Television Fund. Stoked airs on Teletoon on Thursdays at 7p as part of its 3 Hours of Really, Really, Really Awesome block. The second season of Stoked will premiere on the network in September 2010.
Program Call: Cynopsis Media will be producing our annual MIPTV Shopping Guide sent to all Cynopsis subscribers on Thursday, April 8, the week before MIPTV 2010 in Cannes. If your company is exhibiting and you’d like to have your programming included, please send us only the following info for your top 5 shows: title, availability date, number of episodes, length, type (i.e., movie, series, special, etc.), genre and your terms (barter, cash, etc.) as well as your company’s stand/booth location. To be included in this free and highly-viewed special edition, please send details to email@example.com no later than Thursday, April 1, 2010. A confirmation email will be sent following each submission (if you don’t get the confirmation, please resubmit).
Collective Licensing International, parent company of youth lifestyle brand Airwalk, and Marvel Entertainment, team to launch a new collaborative brand, Marvel x Airwalk, which will feature Marvel’s library of characters on apparel, accessories and other merchandise. Featuring a graphic look and designs popular in board sports and comic book art, the new Marvel x Airwalk brand will debut worldwide in the second half of this year.
Chorion enters into a deal with Premiere Foods for Paddington Bear to serve as the face of its Robertson’s Golden Shred marmalade in an on pack promotion in the UK. Targeted to young families and nostalgic adults, the promotion launches this week and will feature Paddington Bear across Robertson’s Golden Shred products as well as offering consumers a group of collectable Paddington badges. Surprisingly this is the first time that the marmalade loving-bear has been in a licensing deal with a marmalade company.
Sprout names David Robinson as its Director/Marketing. Reporting to Tom Alexander SVP/Marketing, Robinson will lead the preschool channel’s consumer and ad trade marketing. Robinson joins Sprout from games publisher NCsoft Interactive where he led media and creative development to support game titles. He previously held various positions at Turner Broadcasting’s GameTap and Cartoon Network.
Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among K2-11 (000) 2/22-2/28/10 :
Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among K6-11 (000) 2/22-2/28/10 :
Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among Tweens 9-14 (000) 2/22-2/28/10 :
Monthly Year-to-Year Comparison: Total Day Rankings among K6-11 (000) 2/1-2/28/10 vs. 1/26-2/22/09, Cable Networks Only:
Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Saturday, February 27, 2010, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Sunday, February 28, 2010, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Monday, March 1, 2010, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
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Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia: What animated character’s favorite song is Camptown Races? FOGHORN LEGHORN . . . I say, I say FOGHORN LEGHORN Kudos to: Monica Lenti-MTV Networks/NY; Steven Stetzer-Rotter Group Adv/Huntington; Kevin Morrison-The Fred Rogers Company/Pittsburgh; Kathy May-Fisher Price/E. Aurora; Katrina Cicala-Prairie Home Prods/St. Paul; Squirrel Rippley-Dark Horse Media/Tucson; Dino DeMarco-ABC Networks/Burbank; Dana Jackson/LA; Chip Beaman-Soundelux Design Music Group/Hollywood; Frank Meschkuleit-Invisible Inc/Mississauga Ontario; Stephen S. Kelley-SSK Comm/Toronto
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